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BLM Hosts Leadership Summit on Fiscal Stability April 17

April 3, 2017

Michigan’s top business executives, nonprofit and community leaders, educators, and policymakers will meet at Lansing’s Radisson Hotel on Monday, Apr 17 for a high-impact discussion of the state’s fiscal stability.

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Business Leaders for Michigan joins ‘Good Jobs for Michigan’ effort

March 16, 2017

The Good Jobs for Michigan legislation is comprised of Senate Bills 242, 243 and 244. The bills would allow simple, transparent and predictable incentives to fill critical gaps in Michigan’s business attraction toolkit, enabling the state to compete and secure projects of 250 and 500+ jobs.

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BLM 1Q 2017 Economic Forecast : Optimism Still High Among Business Leaders About MI & U.S. Economies

March 15, 2017

Michigan business leaders continue to be optimistic about future growth prospects of the state and national economies, according to the latest quarterly survey of BLM members.

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Holistic approach will ensure Michigan can compete, isn’t left behind other states luring good jobs, investment

February 7, 2017

Today’s MI Thrive brownfield legislative package, sponsored by State Senator Ken Horn, is a crucial component to step up the state’s economic development efforts. It’s also just one half of a broader strategy to ensure Michigan can compete in the race for large-scale projects that can create hundreds of good-paying jobs in every community, said several state business and labor leaders and economic developers.

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BLM Outlines Roadmap for Jump-Starting MI Infrastructure Improvements

January 12, 2017

Following a yearlong process of independent research by a globally-recognized consulting firm, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today released a study of Michigan’s infrastructure that supports the findings of the Governor’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission and issued a set of policy principles to guide implementation.

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MI Economic Benchmarking Report Shows Need to Accelerate Progress to Become a Top Ten State

December 16, 2016

BLM issued its latest comprehensive report of key economic benchmarking data, which shows Michigan’s growth against key measures like employment, personal income, and productivity isn’t progressing fast enough to become a Top Ten state if current trends continue

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BLM 4Q 2016 Economic Forecast: Election Results Grow Optimism About MI & U.S. Economies

December 7, 2016

Michigan business leaders expressed growing optimism about future growth prospects of the state and national economies this quarter according to the latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable.

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MI CEO Summit Showcases Need for Innovation, Policy Changes to Drive Future Economic Growth

November 10, 2016

Hundreds of Michigan’s top leaders convened today in Detroit for the 5th Annual Michigan CEO Summit, hosted by BLM.

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Business Leaders for Michigan Issues Statement in Response to Senate Incentives Package

October 20, 2016

"This kind of economic development program will help Michigan grow more good paying jobs."

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BLM 3Q 2016 Economic Forecast: MI and U.S. Short & Long-Term Economies Projected to Show Modest Growth

October 3, 2016

The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan forecasts the Michigan and U.S. economies will experience slower growth over the next six to 18 months.

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BLM Issues Statement in Response to West MI Policy Forum Position on Unfunded Liabilities

September 27, 2016

Business Leaders for Michigan issued a statement in response to the West Michigan Policy Forum’s position on unfunded liabilities.

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MI Universities Begin 2016–17 Academic Year Backed by Strong Performance Data

September 7, 2016

According to a statewide data release issued today by BLM, the state’s public universities have continued their track record of achievement with higher graduation and retention rates, improved student/staff ratios, and growth in the number of degrees awarded, particularly in critical skills areas.

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World Mobility Leadership Forum to be Held in Detroit

August 31, 2016

With a goal of beginning a worldwide conversation about how mobility solutions can address pressing societal challenges, the World Mobility Leadership Forum will be held in Detroit on Sept. 28 and 29, 2016.

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MI CEO Summit Keynote Speakers Announced 

August 1, 2016

Two globally-acclaimed business leaders will headline the fifth annual Michigan CEO Summit to be held November 10, 2016 at The Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit.

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BLM Website Updated to Reflect House Candidates’ Level of Support for Plan to Build a New Michigan

July 22, 2016

In preparation for the state’s August 2 primary election, the Business Leaders for Michigan Political Action Committee II today released an updated section of the Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) website which details how candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives align with the Plan to Build a New Michigan and announced support for candidates in several open primaries.

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